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May 25 Riverdale Grade School News

Wednesday, May 25 

Riverdale Grade School News


RGS Library Update

Last Day for Book Checkout

It is that time of year we collect all the books, repair as needed and get the library in order for next fall

Book Checkouts will end Tuesday May 31

Please return all books checked out before school ends. Thank you!
Need to pay for a lost or damaged book?
Please take the notice with the title and amount to the grade school office. The library does not collect money for books. 

Book Swap Success

A big THANK YOU to our community for having such an enthusiastic level of participation. Children left our library with new books and are ready to read for the summer. Our library will be able to update favorite series and will add over $750 books to our collection. (In addition to supplying classroom libraries with “freshened series”) I am particularly pleased to add the lower leveled nonfiction readers to our collection.
More information on summer reading, library volunteering and Oregon Battle of the books can be found by clicking the button below. 
Read the full library update here

Child Exploitation Meeting Recording

If you missed the meeting last night about combating child exploitation, you can watch the recording below. Kristen Best, parent of Sawyer (Grade 8) and Alec (Grade 3) coordinated this presentation with the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center (C3) Child Exploitation Investigations Unit and our local HSI Portland, OR office. 
View the recording here


Summer Session at Riverdale Grade School 

For those who have already registered, class assignments will be mailed home soon. 
RGS is pleased to be partnering with Saturday Academy this summer to offer three unique week-long STEAM themed classes for students in grades 1-8. Students may choose from either morning or afternoon sessions for each class.
Morning classes will run from 9:00-11:30. Afternoon classes will run from 12:30-3:00. All classes run daily.
  • FULL - Grades 1-3: Engineering Adventures, June 14-17.
  • Afternoon spots only - Grades 4-6: LEGO Robotics, June 20-24.
  • Grades 7-8: Programming, June 27-July 1.
See this updated attached program description for more detail.


Two Options for Buying School Supplies 

If you don't purchase pre-packed supplies through the PTC before the deadline, you’ll need this 2022-23 school supply list by grade to start your shopping. 
All 5th-8th graders should also click here to view the band supplies list. Band supplies were not included in PTC school supply packs.
Please note, in addition to the items listed on the grade list, each student needs to bring:
  • a backpack (or binder depending on grade: 5th-6th grades = 4" D-Ring Zipper Binder, 7th-8th grades = five 1-inch binders)
  • shoes suitable for PE
  • a personally labeled water bottle
  • 6th graders will need a Scientific Dual Power Calculator
  • 7th/8th grades will need a TI-84 graphing calculator and headphones with built-in microphone (must have compatible Chromebook jack; not iPhone 7 or higher model)



Claim Lost & Found 

Please claim lost & found items before Wednesday, June 8. All L&F items can be found on the large coat rack located in the commons or grade school entryway. Anything not claimed before the end of the school year will be donated to charity.

Important Dates

  • Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Sunday, June 5 - 8th Grade Promotion Brunch at 11:30 a.m. at Waverley Country Club
  • Wednesday, June 8 - Last day of school for 8th graders and Clap Out
  • Thursday, June 9 - 8th Grade Promotion at 7 p.m. at RGS Gymnasium
  • Thursday, June 9 - Last Day of School